Last Friday I got stranded at office parking lot for 45 minutes because of a lizard. It was 8:15pm - I got into the car, placed my things on the co-driver seat, started the engine, hold the steering, ready to drive... and that was when I saw a thin, dark brown lizard with black eyes lying on the speed meter! From its size I'd say it was a teenage lizard. I straight away got out of the car and mumbled to myself because how am I gonna drive the car if the lizard was there? I don't mind roaches, but lizard... NO WAY!
I opened the car boot looking for something that I could use to chase the animal away and found an old pamphlet. Rolling it into a cylinder I kept on hitting the pamphlet on the steering to frighten the lizard but the only thing it did was just moving around the speed meter. It was hopeless. I didn't know what to do but luckily someone was walking to his car so I called him for help. When he walked to my direction I looked at the meter and see nothing. The lizard was gone! That guy said I must be hallucinating but of course I wasn't. He still looked around though and left.
I stayed out of the car for a while and with a bit of confident I went in to make my way home... but guess what, the lizard was back on the meter. I repeat the same process all over again: got out of the car - hit the steering with a pamphlet - hopeless - waiting for another good samaritan. I didn't expect someone would come in the next few minutes because it was already late. I later heard footsteps and saw a glimpse of someone walking to the car parked behind a wall. Thank God it was my friend, Fairus. I went to asked for her help and as we walked to my car, hubby called. I told him about the lizard and he was surprised because his friend already took away a lizard days before. That time, we already reached my car and again, the lizard wasn't there. I got goosebumps. Maybe the earlier guy was right... I might be hallucinating. Erkkk...
Apparently I was still sane. The lizard was still on the meter but due to its small, thin body it looked like he was hiding. Fairus used the pamphlet to take the lizard away but it jumped and disappeared to the back of the car. We searched but to no avail. After a while I braved myself to get in and drive home hoping it won't come anywhere near me while I was driving. I reached home safe and sound.
The lizard might still be in the car until today but I don't know what to do. I don't want to buy any poison because dead lizard smells terrible. This weekend I'll try to leave my car under the sun and open all doors hoping it would ran away to its own habitat. Well, if he could understand human I would say to him, "get off my car!" (in the tone of Harrison Ford as US President in Air Force One movie).
Although I hate lizards, this one is exceptional though:
Meet my Cikubing :-)